Skengdo x AM team up with Russian blood artist to protest artistic censorship

The audience is invited to donate blood in the new installation at the Saatchi Gallery...

07.06.19

Words by: Felicity Martin

UK drill artists Skengdo x AM are collaborating with Andrei Molodkin, a Russian artist who works with blood, on a new installation at the Saatchi Gallery.

‘Young Blood’, Molodkin’s installation, urges audience members to donate blood to fill up three works in the gallery, in a bid to get young people to give their blood to art as opposed to the streets.

For the opening of the show, Skengdo x AM are releasing a brand new track and video with London mayor 2020 hopeful Drillminister – titled ‘Political Drills (The Media)’ – with all proceeds from ticket and vinyl sales going to Brixton Wings.

Molodkin’s work centres around protest music and, after being handed suspended custodial sentences for performing their own music, the drill duo have been consistently outspoken about the government’s censorship of their music.

The premiere of the track, with Skengdo x AM performing live, takes place tonight (June 7) at the London gallery – find tickets here.

The pair have also just announced a UK tour happening this October – find tickets via Live Nation or Ticketmaster.

Watch Skengdo x AM and Drillminister’s collaboration, ‘Political Drills (The Media)’:

‘Young Blood’ runs from June 5 to 10 at the Saatchi Gallery.